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For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

In Focus<p>Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur …

Top tips for container crops to sow in September

Once you’ve plucked your last tomato of the summer or pulled out your final runner bean, it’s easy to imagine that the containers they filled are going to look rather sad as they sit bare and empty on the frozen wastes of your patio or windowsill over winter.<p>But you don’t have to leave them that …

Inside the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark - in pictures

The Guardian was given exclusive access to the the heart of the Lego empire to see how the Danish company produces the enduring plastic building blocks<p><i>Photographs by Alicia Canter for the Guardian</i>

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Should you use the moon to garden?

The moon guided our ancestors in the cultivation of plants, and in this Cornish garden the old ways still work their magic<p>A good many years ago, I spent a small fortune on half a dozen biodynamic eggs – more fool me, you might say, but they were the most extraordinary eggs I'd ever eaten. It …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Bridge: The architecture of the river Thames – in pictures

London is a city divided by the Thames, but united by its bridges, which allow people to navigate the city. An exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands displays rare archive photographs, including an image of Old Hungerford bridge from 1845. It's the oldest in the museum's collection, never …

How to grow a bumper crop of peas

The best peas are always homegrown. Mark Diacono explains how to plant them– and, happily, there’s plenty of time to get started<p>Early May, when the first peas appear, is a time when I’ve had to invent a few stories. When I led the garden team at River Cottage, the annual lack of peas taken to the …

Your compost questions: eight lessons we learned

Our composting live chat was piled high with fascinating facts: see our summary from layers to wormeries and handy hair<p>If your space is limited and you only produce low quantities of waste material, think about starting a wormery.<p>You just need to keep a good balance of veg material and ripped up …

Gardens: the March checklist

Rhubard, rhubarb<p>I have put the rhubarb forcers over the "Timperley Early" to make the most of the mild weather. This is one of the first to crop, but do not be tempted to overpick any one plant or you can deplete its energy. A forcer need not be terracotta. An upturned bucket or dustbin with holes …

Garden-to-Table Recipe: Mollie Katzen’s Smoky Brussels Sprouts and Onion

The rap on vegetarian recipes in the 1970s was that many were so loaded with cheese and butter that they might as well have been desserts. Not so …

Tag: Indoor Gardens

Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Everything You Need to Know About ZZ Plants<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Gardening 101: Pencil Cactus<p>by Kier …

Gardening 101: How to Root Herbs in Water

Rooting herbs in water is so easy to do that the first time it happened to me was a surprise. A friend brought me a housewarming gift–a bouquet of …

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2013 Airline Scorecard Best to Worst

Traveling by airplane can be a stressful situation. Choosing the correct airline can make all the difference. Check out how your favorite airline …

5 Ways Cities Are Using Big Data

New York City released more than 200 high-value data sets to the public on Monday — a way, in part, to provide more content for open-sourced mapping …

Big Data Won't Fix Bad Planning

Jumping on the big data bandwagon without a road map could be one of the worst investments a CMO makes in the next 18 months.<p>It's clear that to …